Lagos state House of Assembly members have described Senator Oluremi Tinubu as a woman who respect all the political sons and daughters of her husband but does not take nonsense and “shit” from anyone
The state lawmakers who took protest to the national secretariat of APC in Abuja on Wednesday, against senator Dino Malaye over allege derogative statement against senator Oluremi, also accused the leadership of the senate of conspiracy of silence over the matter.
Addressing newsmen after a closed door meeting the APC national chairman, Chief John Oyegun, the deputy speaker lagos state House of Assembly, Wasiu Sani, called on senator Oluremi Tinubu not to give in to the “uncouth” behaviour of Senator Dino Malaye.
Hon. Sani, who came in company of Desmon Elliot and two others said: “We are here to pay solidarity visit to Senator Oluremi Tinubu, that we condemn the act, she should not be intimidated and she should not yield to verbal assault.”
But let me say this that Senator Oluremi Tinubu that we know, who incidentally was the First Lady of Lagos state between 1999 to 2007. Some of us are like sons or brothers to her husband Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and in Yoruba land if you are a son to a woman’s husband you supposed to be her son, she respect us and always address us as Sirs. So she is a woman that is cautious but she does not take nonsense, she does not take shit.”
When asked to justify their protest and the allegation that a some of N75 million was paid to stage the protest, the lawmaker said “I am the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Yinka is here, Hon. Desmond Elliot, we are buoyant enough to sponsor ourselves and we all represent Lagos Central Senatorial District where Oluremi Tinubu is representing, is a course that we too we are convince that we must fight and thirdly, yesterday we went on recess we are not resuming on till August 29th.
On the allegation that the Tinubu’s wife was found of causing trouble in the senate, the deputy speaker said: “for us this are mere allegations unproven, this is something that senate could deal with it on their own in the way and manner, it is not out f place for the committee of Rules and privileges to be told to investigate if they feel something strongly about it. That is the issue for the Senate.”